Jan Hennings, New Head of Department

September 3, 2021

The History Department would like to welcome associate professor Jan Hennings as the new Head of Department for the following three years. Prof. Hennings specializes in early modern diplomatic history, especially Russian-European and Russian-Ottoman relations.

Departmental Research Seminars 2020-2021

July 2, 2021

Fall Semester

Robert Parnica, Credibility, Authenticity and Usability of Archival Documents - Introduction into the Blinken OSA and efficient research strategies toward analog and digital archival collections

Matthias Duller, Academic exchange in the cultural Cold War, 1956-1989 

Paul V. Dudman, Salvaging Memories and (Re-) Connecting with Communities: Reflections on Tate Lives as a Participatory Oral History Project in North Woolwich and Silvertown, East London

Best Dissertation Award for Ádám Mézes

June 21, 2021

We congratulate our History PhD graduate  Ádám Mézes on winning the Best Dissertation Award.

The title of his dissertation: Doubt and Diagnosis: Medical Experts and the Returning Dead of the Southern Habsburg Borderland (1718-1766) .

The dissertation is available online in the CEU library

Striking from the Margins. State, Religion Devolution of Authority in the Middle East. A new book edited by Aziz Al-Azmeh and Nadia Al-Bagdadi, et al.

June 15, 2021

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Arab world has undergone a series of radical transformations. One of the most significant is the resurgence of activist and puritanical forms of religion presenting as viable alternatives to existing social, cultural and political practices. The rise in sectarianism and violence in the name of religion has left scholars searching for adequate conceptual tools that might generate a clearer insight into these interconnected conflicts.

The Rise of Comparative History. A New Book edited by Balázs Trencsényi, Constantin Iordachi, and Péter Apor

June 12, 2021

This book—the first of a three-volume overview of comparative and transnational historiography in Europe—focuses on the complex engagement of various comparative methodological approaches with different transnational and supranational frameworks. It considers scales from universal history to meso-regional (i.e. Balkans, Central Europe, etc.) perspectives. In the form of a reader, it displays 18 historical studies written between 1900 and 1943.